Certification to IATF 16949:2016

When you achieve IATF 16949:2016 certification you’ll be able to show the automotive supply chain your commitment to quality. It’s a great opportunity to celebrate your achievement, promote your business, and show that you are a trusted organization which could open up new business opportunities.


How to get certified to IATF 16949

We make the certification process simple. After we have received your application we appoint a client manager who will guide you and your business through the following steps.

  1. Gap analysis 
    This is an optional pre-assessment service where we take a closer look at your existing quality management and compare it with IATF 16949 requirements. This helps identity areas that need more work before we carry out a formal assessment, saving you time and money.
  2. Formal assessment 
    This happens in two stages. First we review your organization’s preparedness for assessment by checking if the necessary IATF 16949 procedures and controls have been developed. We will share the details of our findings with you so that if we find holes, you can close them. If all the requirements are in place, we will then assess the implementation of the procedures and controls within your organization to make sure that they are working effectively as required for certification.
  3. Certification and beyond 
    When you have passed the formal assessment you will receive an IATF 16949 certificate, which is valid for three years. Your client manager will stay in touch during this time, visiting you regularly to make sure your system doesn’t just remain compliant, but that it continually improves.